Presentation on theme: "Chapter 9 The Quest for Republican Society"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 9 The Quest for Republican Society How did Americans’ pursuit of republican ideals after the revolution transform the nation into a more egalitarian society?How did the role of woman change in republican society?How and when did African Americans create a distinctive society in the South?Describe the social order of the South?How did Protestant Christianity act as a force for social change?
2 Voting rights for all free white men I. Democratic Republicanism A. Social and Political Equality for White MenRepublican Ideology –Legal equality for all free men – social divisions acceptable ifSome question thisVoting rights for all free white men
3 I. Democratic Republicanism A I. Democratic Republicanism A. Social and Political Equality for White MenRepublican Ideology –Power white menWhite women and free blacks
4 I. Democratic Republicanism B. Republican Marriage Republicanism at odds with subordination of womenPaternal authority eroded“compassionate” marriageDivorce -
5 I. Democratic Republicanism C. Republican Motherhood Birthrate declines –Republican wives and republican mothers
6 I. Democratic Republicanism D I. Democratic Republicanism D. Raising and Educating Republican ChildrenProbate Law –Children – Rich vs. poorSchoolingWebster’s “black blue speller”Literature
7 II. Aristocratic Republicanism and Slavery B, Toward a new social order Profound social differencesGreat HopeAmerican Colonization Society?Slave Trade –Migration – demand high
14 III. Protestant Christianity as a Social Force A III. Protestant Christianity as a Social Force A. The Second Great AwakeningSpiritual Equality, human ability and free willSouth = Baptist and MethodistBlack Christianity and Religious Emotionalism
15 Individual Salvation become linked with social reform III. Protestant Christianity as a Social Force A. The Second Great AwakeningIndividual Salvation become linked with social reformReligious benevolence
16 III. Protestant Christianity as a Social Force B III. Protestant Christianity as a Social Force B. Women’s New Religious rolesBecome active in religious and charitable workExcluded elsewhereEducationSchool Teachers
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